Friday, November 1, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Metallica To Release Soundtrack On Vinyl For Record Store Day's 'Black Friday'

Metallica is set to release a 4 LP and 45 rpm 180-gram numbered limited vinyl edition of "Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)" as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" festivities on November 29th.  The release will be limited to 4000 copies.


new releases from our friends at musiconvinyl

Original Soundtrack - Dredd 

The stunning soundtrack from Pete Travis' fantastic 3D epic Dredd is now available on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Scored by the award-winning Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless, Spooks/MI5), the edgy, industrial soundtrack sets the perfect tone for the bleak metropolis of Mega-City One in the 'relentlessly entertaining' movie.

The 2000 AD hero is given a mission by the Chief Judge – to road test a rookie Judge, the powerful psychic Cassandra Anderson. The Judges head for a seemingly routine homicide in the notorious Peach Trees mega-block, a 200-storey vertical slum run by the pitiless Ma-Ma clan. When the Judges attempt to arrest one of Ma-Ma's chief henchmen, Ma-Ma shuts down the entire building and orders her clan to hunt the judges down – leaving the two judges in a vicious and relentless fight for survival.

Paul Leonard-Morgan has collaborated as a producer and arranger with artists such as Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian, Craig Armstrong, Nada Surf and Mogwai; and has most recently worked alongside producer Mark "Spike" Stent on No Doubt's highly-anticipated new album. Paul was honoured by the US Olympic Committee when chosen to compose the official US Olympic Team Anthem, an honour previously held by John Williams.

 ■ 180 gram audiophile vinyl
 ■ Gatefold sleeve
 ■ Insert
 ■ Available on vinyl for the first time!

Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture

The 8th Alan Parsons Project album Vulture Culture was released in 1985 and remains one of the Project's poppiest efforts. The A-side contains concise and catchy songs, whereas the B-side goes into a more experimental direction with songs like "Hawkeye". The album yielded two singles: the opener "Let's Talk About Me" which gathered high scores on European charts and "Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)".

Vulture Culture was initially intended to be a second disc in a two LP set where Ammonia Avenue [MOVLP560] would be the first part. In the end, both albums were released separately.

■ 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
■ Insert 
■ First reissue since 1985!

Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity

We're proud to announce the first ever vinyl release of Falling Into Infinity!

Falling Into Infinity was released in 1997 and marked a shift to a more accessible mainstream direction for Dream Theater. While each song is ingenuously executed , song structures are trimmed down to great effect – these tunes stick in your head after just one spin. Guitarist John Petrucci is ripping it up with groovy riffs and mesmerizing solos while singer James LaBrie shows a vocal range that is second to none. "Burning My Soul" made it to a single, hitting the 33rd mark on the US Mainstream Rock charts.

To complete the epic package, the sleeve art bears a mysterious, instantly recognizable Storm Thorgersson design.

■180 gram audiophile vinyl 
■Available on vinyl for the first time!

The Strokes - Room On Fire 

These New York alternative indie Rockers made an impact overnight with the hits "Hard To Explain" and "Someday" from their massively successful debut album Is This It.

Released in 2003, Room On Fire was the name of its follow-up, eventually peaking at #4 in the US Billboard 200. The album not only sold well, it also delivered in a musical sense. It expanded on their unique catchy staccato sound while seeking new musical ground - making this an most worthy classic album. Flag bearers of this albums are songs like "Reptilia", "12:51" and "The End Has No End". First vinyl reissue since its original release.

■180 gram audiophile vinyl 
■Printed innersleeve


hmmm, beer and vinyl, should work out well:

The Independent Label Market Adds Beer For A Festive Vinyl Fair


love the idea 

KCSB Radio Plans First Record Label


cool a new record store  

New Vinyl-Focused Record Store Opens in Uptown Today


Top 10 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and the list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. Kenny Chesney; $2,753,145
2. Taylor Swift; $2,272,874
3. Beyonce; $1,906,915
4. Justin Bieber; $1,365,718
5. Marc Anthony; $1,341,681
6. Dave Matthews Band; $1,077,661
7. Bruno Mars; $1,004,549
8. "Honda Civic Tour"/Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson; $918,389
9. Depeche Mode; $913,053
10. Michael Buble; $871,138


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